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President-select Barack Obama has picked Cass Sunstein of Harvard Law School to be in charge of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Critics of Sunstein claim he has a secret animal rights agenda.
Among his viewpoints, Sunstein has professed in past speeches and writings that hunting should be outlawed, as well as the consumption of meat.
His most pleasing goal is to give animals the right to file lawsuits: "...animals should be permitted to bring suit, with human beings as their representatives … Any animals that are entitled to bring suit would be represented by (human) counsel, who would owe guardian-like obligations and make decisions, subject to those obligations, on their clients’ behalf."
You can't make this stuff up. (I've tried.) Even when it gets reported it still doesn't stick. Obama's the new teflon, the political equivalent of Luke Cage (not racially, just in terms of powers, since Cage is 100% black) and it seems only a matter of time before some of this bizarreness gets truly noticed. Of course, I thought that about 2 years ago as well, so who knows.
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If Layla Miller were back from the future I might ask her, if only the "stuff" she knows didn't include quoting Dick Cheney while inciting rebellion against the fascistic US government that rules in 80 years. X-Factor had potential when it (re)began, mostly because of Layla, but now that she's gone it plods along and never gets anywhere, like so many other titles. I wonder if Obama's reign will alter the bleak outlook on the future that Peter David enjoys, and suddenly the mutant concentration camp in Brooklyn will fade into an alternate Bush/Cheney timeline.
Maybe raising Siryn and Jamie's illegitimate child in Detroit wasn't the best idea either. If only liberals were forced to relegate their meddling and 'humanitarian' god-work to the world of fiction, the real one would be a lot a more successful. As for the fiction, it would stay about the same.